Monday, November 12, 2012

Harold Holzer's LINCOLN: HOW ABRAHAM LINCOLN ENDED SLAVERY IN AMERICA

Harold Holzer, one of the world's leading experts on Abraham Lincoln, has just published an authorized companion to Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, entitled Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America. Holzer served as content consultant on the movie, and has authored, co-authored, and edited an amazing forty-two books, including Emancipating Lincoln, Lincoln at Cooper Union, and three award-winning books for young readers: Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons; The President Is Shot!; and Abraham Lincoln, The Writer.

Holzer's book is especially suited for teenage students, and gives a closer, fast-paced look at one of our greatest presidents. Coupled with a glut of primary source materialfrom letters to memoirs to speeches and other documentsHolzer traces Lincoln's shifting opinions towards slavery from his boyhood onwards, and how he weighed those feelings against the contemporaneous American political landscape. The book includes historical photos, a chronology, a historical character list, text of several major speeches and documents, a reading list, and a behind-the-scenes photo section of the movie.

If you haven't seen the trailer for Spielberg's Lincoln, watch it below:

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